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Volvo launches research project to map driver behavior

As advanced as cars are becoming in terms of safety aids, nothing can make up for a skillful, attentive driver behind the wheel - yet, at least. Volvo has launched a research program to study how normal drivers react to tough traffic situations in the hopes of improving their cars' safety. The data... read more

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Nissan upgrades European GT-R along 'Series II' lines

Recent reports about the demise of launch control in Nissan's GT-R aside, the cars sold in the UK and Europe next year will be getting a range of upgrades as well. Those... read more December 8, 2008 by 

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EU reaches agreement on emissions reduction target

The European Union has reached an agreement on a greenhouse gas reduction program for new vehicles, announcing today that carmakers must cut their fleet-wide emissions levels... read more December 2, 2008 by 

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European Commission proposes €5 billion aid package for auto industry

The European Commission has reportedly given its stamp of approval to a large aid package to help the struggling European economy, with at least €5 billion earmarked... read more November 27, 2008 by 

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HydroGen4 marks GM's first fuel-cell vehicle fleet test in Europe

Electric-powered vehicles are widely perceived to be the way forward for personal transport. Fuel-cell vehicles offer many advantages over traditional battery-based systems... read more November 26, 2008 by 

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Audi demonstrates inter-brand car-to-car networking in Germany

The second CAR2CAR Forum at a testing ground in Dudenhofen, Germany, was the site of a new step forward in vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems. Among several other... read more November 14, 2008 by 

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EU considering three year delay of 120g/km CO2 limit

The European Union is ready to abandon its long-established goal of cutting carbon dioxide limits for new vehicles to 120g/km by 2012. Under a proposal introduced during... read more November 3, 2008 by 

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EU considering incentive program to scrap older cars

The European commission put forward a proposal on Wednesday to introduce a scheme to offer motorists incentives to scrap their old cars in order to boost sales of new... read more October 30, 2008 by 

EU carmakers want $55 billion loan package

EU carmakers want $55 billion loan package

American carmakers recently secured a $25 billion loan guarantee from the federal government, and now their European counterparts are seeking the same sort of deal from the... read more October 3, 2008 by 


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